June 01, 2010
Government of Canada Supports 2010 Celebrate Canada Festivities in Carleton-Mississippi Mills
- The Corporation of the Town of Mississippi Mills will receive $2400.00 towards the Pakenham and Almonte celebrations on June 30, 2010 and July 1, 2010, respectively.
- The Stittsville Village Association will receive a total of $5000.00 to support its Canada Day activities including a seniors’ breakfast, birthday cake, local entertainers, clowns, magicians, children’s games, and more.
- Kanata Canada Day Incorporated will receive funding of $9871.00 to support entertainment for approximately 30,000 attendees of the annual event.
- The Dunrobin Community Association will receive $2000.00 to support their Canada Day festivities.
Celebrate Canada allows Canadians to appreciate Canada’s diversity while honouring people, places, symbols, anniversaries, and the outstanding achievements of their fellow citizens. This is an opportunity for them to express their pride in being Canadian and their sense of belonging to their country.
“Celebrate Canada festivities, which run from June 21 to July 1, have become a wonderful tradition in our country,” said Minister O’Connor. “Over the course of 11 days, these celebrations give all Canadians a special opportunity to reaffirm their pride. In addition, this year we will be honoured by the presence of Her Majesty The Queen at the Canada Day noon show in Ottawa. As we prepare to celebrate our country, we come to recognize how fortunate we are at having such a rich heritage, which enables us to look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm. I hope you all enjoy the celebrations!”
For the 11 days of the Celebrate Canada festivities, groups are organizing activities throughout the country. National Aboriginal Day on June 21 kicks off the celebrations, which continue with Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24 and Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27. The festivities culminate with Canada Day on July 1.
The Government of Canada has provided this funding under the Celebrate Canada component of the Celebrations and Commemorations Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program seeks to foster pride in being Canadian by encouraging people to participate in activities taking place from June 21 to July 1.